Colonel Edward Phillips was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1953. His first duty assignment was New Equipment Training Division, Member Introduction Team, M-41 Tank, Ordnance Tank-Automotive Command, Detroit, Michigan. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Adjutant, Ordnance Tank-Automotive Command; Executive Officer-Shop Officer, Company A, 725th Ordnance Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Technical Supply Officer, Company B. 725th Ordnance Battalion; Adjutant, Savanna Ordnance Depot, Savanna, Illinois; Senior Ordnance Advisor, U.S. Army Advisor Group (NG), Richmond, Virginia; Senior Ordnance Advisor, Group Adjutant Bn Operations Officer, U.S. Army Advisor GP (NG), Richmond, Virginia; Senior Ordnance Advisor, First Corps Advisory Team, Vietnam; Maintenance Research Analysts, Chief Quantitative and Quantitative Personnel Requirements, USA Combat Developments Command, Maintenance Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Commanding Officer, 303d Maintenance Battalion, Germany; Commanding Officer, 79th Maintenance Battalion, Vietnam; Chairman, Logistics Support and Services Committee, U.S. Army Logistics Management Center, Fort Lee, Virginia; Commanding Officer, 24th Infantry Division Support Command, Fort Stewart, Georgia. | Military schools attended include: Automotive Repair Officer Course, Career Course, Command and General Staff College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/ V Device and w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, ARCOM, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal.